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COUNTRYMAN | Autonomous farm machinery closer to ‘commercial reality’ in Australia as peak bodies renew partnership

A partnership between leading industry bodies is facilitating the safe and effective roll-out of autonomous farm machinery in Australia.

Collectively, Grain Producers Australia, the Tractor and Machinery Association of Australia and the Society of Precision Agriculture Australia, have been working on a national code of practice and are now assisting industry to own and adopt the technology on its own terms.

Countryman reported that the three-year program recognises that autonomous farm equipment was a growing industry and as the technology became more affordable and readily available in Australia, there would be opportunities for industry to take advantage.

GPA spokesman Andrew Weidemann said the code was developed to better support the commercial introduction of autonomous machinery into field-based plant industries, while addressing farm safety.

“Growers see this technology as an area for increased farm productivity while also potentially lowering production costs in the long term with higher productivity gains,” he said.


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